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DSM Announces New Renewable Energy Deals, as ASU, Dickinson Achieve Carbon Neutrality

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This Earth Week, CFR’s clients and partners are giving us a lot to celebrate. We are thrilled to recognize DSM, Arizona State University (ASU) and Dickinson College for their tremendous achievements towards reducing their carbon footprints.

In a major push towards its 75% renewable energy (RE) goal, DSM announced this week the signing of two large-scale RE PPAs, one in Europe and one in the U.S. CFR is pleased to have supported DSM on its U.S.-based transaction, a 78 MW solar agreement with Origis Energy. Together, the deals will reduce DSM’s CO2 emissions by an estimated 85,000 tons/year, further positioning DSM as an international corporate sustainability leader.

Higher education institutions continue to lead the charge as well. Earlier this month, Dickinson College announced that it had achieved carbon neutrality—a goal it set in 2007—through a combination of efficiency improvement measures, carbon offsets, and on- and offsite solar. Meanwhile, ASU celebrated Earth Day with the news that it has achieved full carbon neutrality—six years earlier than originally planned. Today, ASU and Dickinson comprise two of fewer than 10 carbon neutral universities across the country (In 2018, CFR partner American University was the first U.S. university to achieve carbon neutrality).

In these uncertain times, it feels more urgent ever to protect the Earth and the future generations who will inhabit it. We are so thrilled to serve a network of such ambitious, innovative and impactful climate leaders and hope others will be inspired to take action on behalf of the planet.

Read DSM’s press release here

Read Origis Energy’s press release here

Read ASU’s press release here

Read Dickinson College’s press release here

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